Eric Butler (American football)
|Date of birth:||September 13, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Pascagoula, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Michael Eric Butler (born September 13, 1984 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Mississippi State.
Butler played in 45 games with 23 starts in four years at tight end for Mississippi State and recorded 50 receptions for 635 yards (12.7-yard avg.) and eight touchdowns. As a senior, played in 13 games with five starts and caught eight passes for 71 yards. He became MSU’s career touchdown leader for a tight end as a sophomore. He became Bulldogs’ single-season touchdown receptions leader for a tight end as a freshman. Butler was named to the SEC All-Freshman and The Sporting News 2004 Freshman All-SEC team.
New York Giants
St. Louis Rams
Butler was signed by the St. Louis Rams on March 16, 2009. He was waived on November 29. He was re-signed to the practice squad on December 3, 2009. He signed again with the St. Louis Rams on January 13, 2010.
- Rams Re-Sign Stterstrom Yahoo Sports, March 17, 2009
- Raiders 75 Man Roster Set with Release of Eric Butler Football News Now, September 1, 2010